I’m narcoleptic. This means I need medication to be more or less awake during the day. Said medication is one of the more heavily restricted ones – not as bad as Xyrem, which I’ve avoided because of the difficulties being on a medication that’s functionally GHB (including heaven help you if you’re ever found with the meds and not the prescription), but restricted enough – so I can’t set up automatic refills through the mail order pharmacy.
Long story short, thanks to that particular bit of excessive rule-making (which also means I can’t have them email me when it’s time to make a new order) combined with the sleep clinic thinking that I’d be okay to wait until my appointment with them in a couple of weeks, I have one pill left, which is being reserved until Monday. And hoping that the new supply arrives in the mail Monday, because going without sucks big-time.
Yes, it’s partly my fault. Yes, once it arrives I’ll set up my calendar to popup a reminder 2 months into the 3 month supply so I can order the new batch before the supply of the old one hits critical.
In the meantime, I still feel free to bitch. Every other script I take can go on automatic refill and I don’t have to worry about it: why not this one?